Category: Travel

Weekend Getaway: Nelson Bay

Isabella Ross For those who don’t have the time for a week or fortnight away, a weekend getaway to Port Stephens is a must-do! An easy 2.5 hour’s drive from Sydney, Port Stephens is located in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, north of Newcastle. The area is lush in vegetation, beaches, bays and beautiful scenery, with the biggest town being Nelson Bay. For ideas on what to do, where to go and where to stay, read on! Where to Stay: The Mantra Nelson Bay has got a great name for itself – located a short stroll away...

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Plan an Outback Adventure

Eliza Cusack With overseas holidays out of the picture for the foreseeable future, why not take advantage of what Australia has to offer and plan an outback adventure. We have chosen three different types of tours depending on your fitness ability and what sights you are hoping to see. KAKADU The Northern Territory is home to thousands of native wildlife and species of flora. There is also the opportunity to learn more about the Indigenous people of Australia. If you are looking to rent or utilise your own caravan, camping in the Kakadu National Park is a once in...

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Lord Howe Island

Isabella Ross The picture-perfect island off the coast of New South Wales, Lord Howe Island isn’t a well-known spot compared to several other iconic Aussie destinations. However, what this island lacks in size it makes up for in picturesque beauty. Known for its subtropical forests, crystal-clear waters and sandy beaches, along with an outstanding golf course, Lord Howe Island is most definitely a must-see to put on your travel agenda. Things to do: One of the biggest selling points of Lord Howe Island is that it is the perfect spot for those keen on activities and adventure. The island...

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Explore Mighty Darwin

Isabella Ross Its official – for the time being, Sydneysiders and NSW residents can now jump on a plane and head to the Northern Territory. In celebration of this exciting news, Sydney Observer has collated a guide on how to mark the mighty Darwin on your next interstate holiday. Bask in the Sunset: Darwin is renowned for its beautiful sunsets, with the sky a bold myriad of colours each night. An inexpensive way to admire the view is to take a picnic and sit on the grass area in front of Cullen Beach. There are also a few sunset...

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Sunset Spots Booming in Popularity

Eliza Cusack With warm summer nights and longer hours of daylight approaching us, here are some of the best spots to pack a picnic and some after work drinks and watch the sunset over Sydney’s beautiful harbour.  Larkin Street Lookout, Waverton This beautiful lookout is only a 10-minute walk from Waverton station. Located at the Waverton Peninsula Reserve, the lookout offers stunning postcard views, especially after sunset when the city’s skyscrapers light up the skyline.  Observatory Hill, Wynyard Arguably the best spot in Sydney to watch the sunset, the lookout from Observatory Hill never disappoints. With direct views of...

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